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Topic # 33094 29-Apr-2009 16:32
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I wish to take my new XT phone(not sure which as they are keeping it close to their chests) to Italy and use a local Italian SIM card to get benifit of local rates.I understand you cannot buy them in Italy if you are not a resident..I may be wrong!!!
Has anybody any info on how to achieve this and will the US Celluar  Abroad Sims work on our new phones? Also how does this relate to using the phone in the UK with a local UK card?

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  Reply # 210588 29-Apr-2009 16:35
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Telecom will not lock their handsets, so you can take then anywhere and use with other SIM cards.

Of course if you do this then you won't be able to receive phone calls into your Telecom number while using a third party SIM card on your handset.

If you use the XT Network SIM card overseas you will be charged roaming rates.

Make sure you read the other XT Network frequently asked questions list.

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  Reply # 210593 29-Apr-2009 16:46
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Thanks for fast reply, I am aware that with another card I will have another no (I want to keep in contact with my kids by text.They will also have XT phones and be somewhere else shopping/gelato etc),
So can somebody advise on obtaining a Italian card if not a resident and ideally having it when you land rather than having to hire/buy a phone.

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